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Hi everyone,
My name is Scott from Bila Tserkva.  Every winter we take around 40 kids from the Boy's House Orphanage in Bila Tserkva to Kiev on an excursion. This is an orphanage for boys, ages 5-30, with developmental disabilities.  We mainly take kids in the 12-20 age range.  Three years ago, we went to Dolphin show, two years ago to the Oceanarium in Kiev, and then last year we went on a tour of the Roshen Chocolate Factory.  This year we tried working with Galaxy Park, or the Circus and neither seem to be working out.  Any suggestions on places in Kiev that are fun for children, that aren't too expensive.  I don't think we can do the water park, the kids are a little too big for Kidlandia, even though I think they would really enjoy it, but I thought maybe some of you living in Kiev with children, might know of some gems. 
Thank you so much. 
Scott


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Re: Things to do in Kiev for orphans with special needs
« Reply #1 on: 12:49 27-Dec-2017 »

Ping Pong (there has to be a table somewhere in a park)

Football in the park.

Summer, river swims.

Frisbee Football / Golf.

Ask Zoo and Circus management if they will provide free tickets for show times that are relatively empty.

Maybe start a program that the kids walk some neighbor's dogs for 1/2 an hour for a little pocket money.   

Movie - Need a TV and popcorn. 

... off the top of my head, cheap and interesting for kids.  Think team sports and group activity. 
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Re: Things to do in Kiev for orphans with special needs
« Reply #2 on: 15:37 27-Dec-2017 »
What time of year are you taking them?

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Re: Things to do in Kiev for orphans with special needs
« Reply #3 on: 17:16 27-Dec-2017 »
I always like this place: Kievan Rus Park

http://parkkyivrus.com/en/

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Re: Things to do in Kiev for orphans with special needs
« Reply #4 on: 09:29 28-Dec-2017 »
Thanks everyone for your suggestions, we are taking them just after Christmas, so somewhere around the 7th of January.  So it will most likely be cold. 

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Re: Things to do in Kiev for orphans with special needs
« Reply #5 on: 14:01 28-Dec-2017 »
I agree with Fraucha, I like that place a lot. Good for all ages and if I remember the food and drink was a fair price also. Not really in Kiev so would have to sort out transport but I think the value will be fine as an overall package.

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Re: Things to do in Kiev for orphans with special needs
« Reply #6 on: 17:43 28-Dec-2017 »
The planetarium near Olympiisky is neat.

Like anything, it depends on your budget. Do you just want to entertain or something educational? My daughter is going to the theatre tomorrow. It's cheap and there are always concerts and shows, especially around New Year.
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